Starting in 2003, the CBC decided to cease sharing pension surpluses with pensioners and employees. Faced with that decision, the Association filed a legal claim (class action) in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to force the CBC to continue to apply its policy of sharing pension surpluses, while the unions filed grievances.
In 2008, the Association, the CBC and the unions at CBC, except SCRC, agreed to a surplus sharing agreement that provides that whenever there is a pension surplus available for sharing, it will be shared equally between the CBC and the employees/pensioners. The 50% available for sharing by employees and pensioners will be based on the contributions to the pension fund by each pensioner and employee. This settlement required approval by the Court.
On October 25, 2010, Justice Andra Pollak of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in her decision approving the settlement, stated that she was satisfied that the settlement is fair and reasonable and in the best interest of the class (pensioners).